Google’s real-time results – How to get in

Starting December 2009, Google search engine started to show real-time results on its search engine result pages.

The real-time result box is displayed for search keywords and phrases that are currently in discussion on popular social network websites. For Google to provide these real-time results, they started many partnerships with websites like MySpace, Facebook, FriendFeed, Identi.ca, Jaiku, and Twitter.

Google hasn’t showed how these real-time results are chosen but it looks like some things that seem to have some sort of effect. So if you want your tweets to be shown in Google’s real-time results, you should consider doing this:

  • Google seems to create profiles for users who re-tweeted much more than other users. And if that Twitter user has so many high-authority followers, then it’s more likely that these tweets will show in the real-time results.
  • Google seems that they want to identify spammers by the quality of their followers and the quality of their tweets.
  • Google also seems that they are now analyzing the text that is used in the blog post, tweet, etc. to rate the quality of the post or tweet. If a post quality is low and it looks like spam, then it won’t be chosen to show in the real-time results.

All the collected data will be used to decide an “Update Rank” for each contributing user in social networks and whose post will be shown on Google.